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Fwd: Re: The Data Sanitization Plan

From: Martijn Boekhorst <subversion_at_boekhorst.net>
Date: 2002-06-25 23:01:00 CEST

Quoting Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net>:
>
> 1. all paths passed to libsvn_* are assumed to be
>
> - using '/' separators
> - using canonicalized case
> - in UTF-8

I've had some more thoughts on this, but this really is a genuinely bad idea.

<ever so humble me being relatively new here & all>
Enforcing unix-style paths on win32 imho is equally bad as enforcing windows
style paths on unix-like platforms (which the unix crowd would find most
unpleasurable).
What's worse : "C:/Dev" that's neither windows Nor unix, but "subversionan".

Part of a cross-platform library in my ever so deeply humble view should be to
alleviate programmers of the various platforms, not burden them.
</ever so humble me being relatively new here & all>

I mean, there'll be a GUI client for windows either way, no worries, but there
won't be a libsvn* for windows, merely libsvn*'s that compile on it, I think
there's a difference.

*Stands down from soapbox*

Ciao, Martijn.

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